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    Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

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Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.

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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

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We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

by Seneca Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

by Victor Hugo Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Sometimes adversity impels a person to greater heights, and sometimes it provides the opportunity for that person to be a read more

Sometimes adversity impels a person to greater heights, and sometimes it provides the opportunity for that person to be a blessing in the lives of others.

by Norma H. Hill Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

by Horace Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Is made more sacred by adversity.

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Adversity makes a man wise, not rich ...

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich ...

by John Ray Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

by Proverb Found in: Adversity Quotes,
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